Financial Living Blog

Understanding the FERS Supplemental Annuity for Federal Workers Retiring Early

Nov 15, 2018 10:56:11 AM

From postal workers to VA doctors, we’ve had the pleasure of helping many federal government employees reach retirement. Though the average age federal employees voluntarily retire is 63, there are many who choose to leave the workplace earlier. Those who want to retire early need to know about the FERS Supplemental Annuity Benefit.

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Advance Capital Management Welcomes New Financial Adviser in Grand Rapids

Nov 14, 2018 2:41:35 PM

Here is some great company news: we continue to grow in West Michigan.

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Thinking About Timing the Market? Think Again.

Nov 7, 2018 2:40:59 PM

Whether sitting in a speeding car or investing in a tumbling stock market, you can get the same uneasy feeling in your stomach.

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What to Know About Variable Annuities

Nov 1, 2018 8:59:23 AM

Annuities are one of the most heavily marketed financial products to retirement-age people. They are often sold as the solution to a retiree’s greatest fear: outliving your money in retirement. But, with the potential for guaranteed income from an annuity, do you have to sacrifice the potential for growing your money?

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The Average Cost of Retirement

Oct 25, 2018 8:25:39 AM

Strolls along cobblestone streets in old European villages. Sunsets on suspiciously secluded beaches. Adirondack chairs. Lots of Adirondack chairs. These are your stereotypical images of retirement. But, if you want a look at a truly stereotypical retirement, then you should follow the money.

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Q3 2018: Key Economic and Market Insights

Oct 18, 2018 8:21:38 AM

Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.

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Why ‘Fiduciary’ Should Be Part of Your Vocabulary

Oct 10, 2018 11:08:46 AM

Think every financial professional is required to put your best interest first? Think again.

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Year-End Finance Steps for AT&T Employees & Retirees

Oct 4, 2018 9:39:32 AM

Want to close out the year on a financial high note? Then use the last couple months of the year to get your finances in order. A little year-end financial housekeeping lets you potentially lower your current tax bill and prepare your investments and budget for a successful new year.

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Finding a Financial Adviser in Illinois

Sep 26, 2018 2:56:58 PM

Advance Capital has several offices in the Midwest, including one in the Land of Lincoln. As a fee-only financial adviser in Naperville, Illinois, we know what it takes to find a trusted adviser in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

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New Law Lets You Freeze Credit for Free

Sep 19, 2018 10:00:33 AM

You’ll recall one of the biggest financial stories last year was the Equifax security data breach. It was estimated that personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, home addresses and birth dates, for over 140 million Americans was exposed.

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